Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Core Algorithm - Step 2

The Core Algorithm

Step 2. Walk backwards to map the pathways

Beginning with the end in mind, which is Step 1, we walk backwards to identify and-or create the pathways, all the way back to where we are in the present.  

We often seem to lose sight of what we need to do to reach that end, serve our purpose, and thereby achieve our goals.  Step 2 ensures that we know the most direct, immediate actions to that end.

It requires us to step out of the present and step into the future

The Core Algorithm is not about predicting the future, but rather about making the future.  

For the CEO, who has responsibility for, and accountability to, the whole organization, he or she must also step outside himself or herself, and see that future as best as possible from the eyes of others - that is, stakeholders - sitting where they sit or walking in their shoes.  

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There may be multiple pathways, between there and then - that is, the future or the end in mind - and here and now.  But the idea is to keep the roadmap as clear, as simple, and as accurate as possible.

Thank you for reading, and let me know what you think!

Ron Villejo, PhD

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